Ted Pool

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Ted Pool
Personal information
Full name Herbert Edward Pool
Date of birth (1906-11-09)9 November 1906
Place of birth Boulder, Western Australia
Date of death 11 February 1975(1975-02-11) (aged 68)
Original team Kalgoorlie City
Height/Weight 165cm / 65 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1926–1938 Hawthorn 200 (230)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
Victoria 7 (?)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1938 season.
Career highlights
  • Hawthorn leading goalkicker - 1933
  • Victorian interstate representative (7 games)

Herbert Edward "Ted" Pool (9 November 1906 – 11 February 1975)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[2]

Pool was a rover, and by playing 200 games of VFL football he became the first ever West Australian born player to reach the milestone.

Despite his ability, playing for Victoria seven times, Hawthorn were a very poor team during his career; Pool is (as of 2014) one of only five players in the AFL/VFL to play 200 games or more without playing a final (the others are Steve Smith and Gary Hardeman of Melbourne and Geoff Cunningham and Trevor Barker of St. Kilda).


  1. ^ "Hawthorn Football Club Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2009). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (8th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-921496-00-4. 

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